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Warfares October 7, 2021

Updated: Nov 4, 2021

IIn Ecclesiastes, the third chapter, speaks of there being a time/season for all things. In retrospect, Jesus' responded to his disciples' question, ["What will be the signs of the times? In response, Jesus claims there will be "wars and rumors of wars." Jesus instructed us not to allow wars/rumors of wars to concern us. These things will happen, but they will not be the end times, yet not that they are unrelatable to the end times. Jesus alluded to other happenings, such as famines and earthquakes. (Matthew 24:5, 7, 8) Jesus' point is wars have always existed and will be until He establishes peace in the Millenial Kingdom.] Questions about the end times" https://www.gotquestions...

Before our very eyes, war is happening today in the Middle East and the surrounding countries. Wars are burning in the hearts of men that have prevailed for centuries. Some of which are insignificant, and some, perhaps for a worthy cause. Will we ever know? As the elders of my family would say, there are three sides to a story, both persons involved and then the truth.

Momentarily, warfares are happening right in our country, America. Human frailty and a devious mindset are a direct cause of division, diversity conflicts, the outrage of violence, political jargon, greed, jealousy, oppression of the poor. Daily, this nation wars with races, religious confusion, gender identity, political tension, terrorism: Economic gap (rich & poor), (distribution of food/fundings), the rights of women, whether to kill or to save unborn babies, supporting gun laws and eliminating guns on the streets, which are causing a growing number of youth fatalities: Global climate, abusive parents, Homicides (children), Domestic violence, and homelessness. Now we are in the fight for our lives, a Pandemic. Extreme conflictions over to wear a mask or not to wear a mask, impersonal school or virtual learning, open or close businesses, safety issues in our schools. Is there no wonder there is no end to a system of disorganization, a state of mental confusion, and uncertainty?

Last, my heart goes out to the warfare that torrents the mentally unhealthy. People with a mental disorder live in a battle zone unfamiliar to most. Isolated, lonely, struggles with mental and physical pain, and for far too long, not near as much thought or concern is given to their daily needs for survival. Proper funding, housing, long-term medical care facilities, proper resources, and education are essential. The capacity to support mentally ill people/families is of most importance.

Family is like a "slab of concrete." The solidarity and stability of a concrete foundation are based on its quality, and so it is with the family. Quality materials such as truth, knowledge, role modeling, and respectability, determine family stability and 85-90% of the direction of the family. pg.205

Strong Family:

  1. Prioritizes influence, values, and prioritizes things in life.

  2. Family is inseparable in body, spirit, and kindred mind.

  3. Family is God's order.

  4. Solid foundation - both parents are of importance to the family. (something of which I lacked in my childhood.)

  5. Family is supportive - Family is relational.

  6. In times of dark places and controversy, it isn't a time to point the finger, find fault, and blame that add fuel to an already burning fire.

  7. Trouble is a time family should pull together; versus becoming self-oriented, self-absorbed, and individualist.

  8. Last, the focus should be on the problem and not on victimizing. Do your best to be supportive and to keep normalcy.

In my childhood, I longed for a family whose foundation was built on stability. Does it matter if an individual is not your biological family? Your neighbor is anyone with whom you come in contact, that has a need. 1 Timothy 5:8, "If anyone doesn't provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever." Show unconditional love, be resilient, be resourceful; understand money is not always the answer to an individual/family's problem. Give of self and time.

"Walking in the Shadow of a Schizophrenic / Power of Forgiveness"

Chapter 14, Validating the Right Foundation" Pages 20-220.

"The greatest good is to help those who can't help themselves."


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